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Fibox protects innovation in the parlour!

07 October 2016

Davlec Ltd is a family owned electronics manufacturing company with over 33 years experience specialising in the design and manufacture of control equipment for milking parlours.

‘Multi C1’
‘Multi C1’

From its origins, designing, manufacturing and servicing equipment for the dairy industry, the company has grown to provide a full contract electronics manufacturing service to clients from a wide variety of industries.

As the range of electronic feeder control equipment offered by Davlec continues to expand, the quality and range of the equipment has to be rigorously maintained to keep the company in the forefront; supplying the increasing advances and demand for efficiency within the dairy industry.

The Davlec range of systems includes replacement boxes for older installations, through to individual point controllers and fully programmable feeding systems. However, even though these systems are simple to operate, easy to install and easy to maintain; crucially they must be strong, reliable and above all accurate.

It is therefore vitally important that the ‘electronic brains’ of all the Davlec systems which include a wide range of auxiliary parlour control equipment, ranging pulsation control boxes, liquid level controls and plant washing systems, are housed in enclosures that are more than capable of protecting the sensitive control equipment that needs to be positioned in and around the harsh parlour feeding and wider dairy farm environment.

Justin Bernard, Davlec’s Chief Engineer, explained that the company have been using the Fibox range of enclosures for many years now, because it has found that they provide the design teams with the latest and best resources, both in advanced enclosure technology and customisation, as the industry evolves. Davlec is constantly refining its systems to give customers the best outcomes available and its found that Fibox can provide access to the depth and breadth of enclosure products to match the pace of the technical development activities needed.

‘Touchfeed’ system
‘Touchfeed’ system

To give two examples of the Davlec range, Fibox looked at the ‘Multi C1’ - an in-parlour auto-id automatic parlour feeder system and the popular ‘Touchfeed’ system, - a digital touch keypad controller for single feeder stalls.

To shield the devices sensitive automated controls, both these systems utilise the Fibox MNX and the PICCOLO enclosures, which offer IP67 rated protection and are designed to withstand the harshest of environmental conditions.

With a reputation of dependability and performance, both the Fibox MNX and the PICCOLO range of enclosures are representative samples born of one of the most advanced polycarbonate and ABS injection moulding technology platforms available today.

Steve Gallon, Fibox UK Managing Director said, of course, technology is only a means to an end. Helping in preparing an accurate personalised service in selecting the right product to deliver the best outcomes requires close cooperation between experienced project engineers and designers. Fibox endeavor to deliver an innovative, tailored service that is designed to ensure that whatever sensitive equipment you manufacture, it will provide an enclosure system that guarantees that equipment is adequately protected, allowing it to perform reliably and accurately for the long term.

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